Friday, 26 October 2007

Millboys, Chavs and Space Cadets

Millboys, Chavs and Space Cadets is a new musical production, commissioned by activ8 and Bolton Lads and Girls Club, and written by Mike Crowley.

Before the summer, over 100 young people took part in a range of idea-generating workshops led by writers and drama workers. Thirty of these participants were selected to form a company for the new play. This company of energetic young people worked intensively ovre two weeks of the summer to kick start the most ambitious piece of youth theatre ever created by the Octagon. You can read the diary of one of the participants here.

Millboys, Chavs and Space Cadets will be a multimedia musical journey through past, present and future of Youth Culture in Bolton. There will be two performances (3.00pm and 7.30pm) that will take place on 17 November at the Bolton Lads and Girls Club and they promsie to be a spectacular celebration of, not only local talent but also the rich culture of Bolton.

Please support the young people of Bolton and book your tickets at the Octagon Ticket Office on 01204 520661.


  1. hello the play was really good... i am a sister of one of the participants and i found the play chilling, but funny at the same time :d

  2. Thanks for your feedback Poppy and I am glad you enjoyed the show! I f you fancy writing a review of Millboys I can post this on the blog!

    Thanks again

  3. i have written a review for school so how should i sens it to you?

    poppy x

  4. Hi Poppy

    As I don't have your email I hope you pick up this comment! You can send your review to me on, post it to me at The Octagon Bolton, Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 1SB or drop it off at our Ticket Office marked for my attention.

    Thank you again for all your positivity and support.